Brewed by Arran
Style: Bitter
Isle of Arran, Strathclyde, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Available in filtered and pasteurised bottle.
Nose: Rich aroma of malt and hops with ripe fruit
Palate: Velvety texture, full malt with a deep bittersweet finish
Comments: A traditional smooth drinking Scottish heavy beer

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (3638) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head, medium dense with good lasting and moderate lacing. aroma is floral hops with light toasted ad caramel notes. Flavor is bittery and dry at the beginning, with mild notes of caramel and toasted malts, mild hoppyness. The final is moderate bittery and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear copper, thin white head. Metallic aromas, roasted malt. Taste has a roasted and chocolaty bitterness, and a light toffee sweetness. Quite light bodied, a little thin. Finishes abruptly. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1245) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Dark red beer with a fruity, malty aroma. Flavour is malt and a bitter caramel flavour with a light, fruity edge. Finish is almost smokey with the caramel. Could do with a bit more body but its pleasant enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doradobotella (217) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 11, 2013
Apariencia: Color marrn ambarino con una capa de espuma fina pero duradera. Aroma: Maltoso con toques a chocolate. Sabor: Suave y agradable, recuerda a chocolate con leche y frutos secos, el final es ligeramente amargo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Deep chesnut brown. Aroma: roasted malts, milk chocolate, butterscotch, toast. Taste: more roasted malts, butterscotch, raisins. Nice beer - shame about the disappointingly thin body and slightly odd sharp/sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (480) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2015 Pours a reddish brown colour. Only a little aroma of dark chocolate and caramel. Slightly thin on the palate but a lovely flavour of dark chocolate with a nutty quality. Much better than the last bottle I had. More like the ones I enjoyed in Arran some years ago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 22, 2013
Very nice bitter. Medium bodied and interesting flavour that is multi-dimensional. Lots of hops - citrus and floral notes. Quite smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
From bottle, pours a dark amber colour. Malt and red berries on the nose. Sweet caramel malts dominate the flavour leading to a pleasant bitter tickle. Solid performer and a safe pair of hands.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2012
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is butterscotch, mild leathery notes along with some slight floral notes. Flavour is caramel malts, butterscotch, some mild leathery notes as well as mild floral and grassy notes as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1491) - SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2012
Bottle (500ml):
Dark roasted malts and an earthy hop aroma with some burnt toast in there as well. There is a strong and rich bitterness to the aroma and overall the beer is well balanced on the nose without really exciting.
Mild chestnut brown colour with a thin looking, foamy head that is light brown in colour and fades from a centimetre tall to a soapy lacing after about thirty seconds.
Earthy malts make up most of the taste here along with a little bit of spice, some bitterness and a touch of caramel and vanilla. It seems a bit more complex that the aroma but again without truly standing out.
Medium and smooth with mild to moderate carbonation and a crisp finish that has a touch of bitterness as well as some sweetness to it.

Not a bad pint that as I mentioned probably wont stand out from the crowd but still goes down pretty well and taste good. I enjoyed it but Id probably not pick it up again.

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